- This research study suggests that nearly half of early-stage breast cancer patients experience a severe side effect after they get treated.
- Because this study only collected data from two geographical regions and patients with early-stage breast cancer, it may not be generalizable to other areas or women with advanced breast cancers.
- This study is relevant to young breast cancer survivors. While the research study did not examine young women at high risk for breast cancer specifically, the results suggest that many women have severe side effects after getting treated for their breast cancer. Young breast cancer survivors should discuss any concerns they have with their health care provider, including any side effects they experience after treatment.